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In Today's Issue

  • Geologist Wins Academy of Sciences Award
  • Spurrier Studio Hosts Dance and Drum Performance
  • Join Gandhi Institute at Genesee River Clean-Up
  • Club Rochester Goes Caribbean
  • Eastman Historian Holds Book Signing
  • Scholar, Storyteller Marks Gallery Opening
  • Experts Connect with Lupus Patients, Families
  • It’s Never Too Early to Think Golf

News and Announcements

Geologist Wins Academy of Sciences Award
Carmala Garzione, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, has won the 2009 New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Award for her research that has helped redefine geologists' understanding of the rate at which mountain ranges form. Garzione is one of eight winners chosen from more than 150 nominees this year.

Spurrier Studio Hosts Dance and Drum Performance
The Program of Movement and Dance will present an evening of African dance and drumming with M’Bemba Bangoura and friends at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Spurrier Dance Studio. Tickets are $7 for the general public and $5 for students and are on sale at the Common Market in Wilson Commons.

Join Gandhi Institute at Genesee River Clean-Up
The M.K. Gandhi Institute will host a Genesee River clean up from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Participants should meet in the Interfaith Chapel Commons Room at 10 a.m.

Club Rochester Goes Caribbean
Fraternity and Sorority Affairs hosts this month’s Club Rochester from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today in Meliora Salon D. Tropical snacks and beverages will be available at the Caribbean-themed event.

Eastman Historian Holds Book Signing
Vincent Lenti, faculty member and historian of the Eastman School, will hold a book signing for his book, Serving a Great and Noble Art, at 7 p.m. tonight at Barnes and Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. in Pittsford.

Scholar, Storyteller Marks Gallery Opening
A presentation by scholar and storyteller David Anderson on “The Origin of Life on Earth: A Yoruba Creation Myth” highlights the opening of the Traditions and Encounters gallery at the Memorial Art Gallery. The reinstalled gallery explores the cultures of Africa, Oceania, and Native North America. Anderson’s presentation is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.

Experts Connect with Lupus Patients, Families
Patients affected by lupus, along with their families and friends, are invited to a free patient education day at the Medical Center on Saturday, Dec.5.

It’s Never Too Early to Think Golf
Are you already dreaming about golfing next year? Consider joining a co-ed golf league that plays weekly at Genesee Valley. You can register now for a league that will play for 18 weeks beginning the week of April 20. A non-refundable deposit of $25 is due by Dec. 4. The cost for the full 18 weeks is $249. Call the Medical Center's Fitness and Wellness Center at 275-1442 for more information.
Nov. 20, 2009
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Today's Event Highlight
Chuck Resler Basketball Tournament
Palestra. Women’s game: 6 p.m.; Men’s game: 8 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Nov. 18)
'UR Med School Receives $700,000 Grant'
A new program at the School of Medicine and Dentistry has received a $700,000 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to help students translate research discoveries into treatments and diagnostics. Read more…

In Higher Education
USA Today (Nov. 18)
'Case of the Purloined Term Paper: When Work is Resold'
Term-paper mills have mostly managed to stay out of legal trouble, but now, a class-action lawsuit working its way through a U.S. District Court could provide a road map for those who find their work online without their authorization. Read more…

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